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by Matt Rogers at 2:56 PM
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I am happy to say a new 3reef site search is live that is better than before. Found in the footer under the logo, this site search uses a Google backbone that allows you to hammer on it without guilt, retrieves better results than the stock search and now includes image searching as well. The image searching even includes the 3reef Gallery images in the results. I am happy to see this live again and I think it should help a lot around here. This may move to the top nav, but for now look for it in the footer as that may take a while.

New site search found in footer:
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Click on 'Image' tab to see image results:
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Some more new/old features returning soon...

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by Matt Rogers at 10:30 PM
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The diversity of Wrasse fish attract some fanatic hobbyists. Tea Yi Kai's encyclopedic knowledge of the wrasse family was punctuated by his love the species: the Wrasse hybrids and especially deep-water varieties pulled up by occasional trawler. Sitting next to me during Tea's MACNA talk was Hunter of 'All About Reef Safe Wrasses' fame who jumped in with a missing latin name when needed. I was the Shultz of Hogan Heroes. I knew nothing. Having an open-top nano tank, I've missed out on the Wrasse party. So I compensated by taking a lot of bad pics of the slides. It is a bit embarrassing. But for Wrasse fans, it might be some good tonic until the next purchase. This is for you.

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by BobC63 at 8:25 PM
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ANNOUNCING THE 2014 MOUNTAIN WEST REEF FEST


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The Intermountain West's Largest Marine and Reef Conference is celebrating our 5th ANNIVERSARY on Saturday, November 15th with the absolute BIGGEST AND BEST Reef Fest yet!
WE ARE BLOWING THE DOORS OFF FOR 2014 - WITH THE ABSOLUTE BEST REEF CONFERENCE DEAL OF THE YEAR!!!
The Mountain West Reef Fest will feature 6 incredible guest speakers -

* 2014 MASNA Aquarist of the Year Rich Ross!
* World - renowned Reef Lighting and Design specialist Dr. Sanjay Joshi!
* Atlantis Marine World NY's own Joe Yaiullo!
* Cuttlefish expert and ReefGen owner Laura Birenbaum!
* ReefOn! Aquatics owner / Scheels Western US Aquarium Curator Jerry Ohrn!
* University of Utah Marine Biologist and former MASNA Board Member Adam Blundell!
PLUS
- a spacious Vendor Room with...
by Matt Rogers at 12:19 AM
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The Fluval EDGE 800 - CRF Blue Edition is a 20 gallon aquarium and stand with mid-century lines and modern features. This limited-edition setup includes Fluval's Reef LED 2.0 light strip that is dimmable and WiFi controllable. A protein skimmer accessible via a lid in the cover and an interesting Simple Tec Filter that can reverse flow through a pipe attachment for easy water changes. Only 122 of these CRF editions are being produced and portion of sales support the Coral Restoration Foundation. A cool tank and a good cause for $759 complete. Available this March.

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by Say Car Ramrod at 12:30 PM
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After getting sick of $20 bulbs and lights making my tank run warm. I have used Cree LEDs a few times and I was curious to try some cheaper ones. I decided on 3 14,000k and 3 royal blue. I'm running them on a 20w "el cheapo" driver. The heatsink I'm using I just one I took from an older fixture that I made.

First off I just gutted the hood except for the fans.
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I decided to use some sand paper to rough up the plastic so the epoxy will have a little more surface to bite to.
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Here's it all put together on the tank. Seems like its the same amount of light just a bit bluer. The fans are running on 12v...
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